Some previous versions of LenovoEMC Storage connector / discover.exe could lead to excessive network traffic and network disconnects or denial of service in some environments.
Corporate networks or ISPs may detect an excessive amount of unusual network traffic coming from ThinkPad systems preloaded with Microsoft Windows 8.1. The network traffic may be interpreted as a network flood or denial-of-service attack. As a result, the system may become restricted on the network or the network may stop functioning normally.
“LenovoEMC Storage Connector” is preloaded on some ThinkPad models to help customers discover and connect to LenovoEMC storage devices on their network. The process causing the network flood is discovery.exe, which is a component of “LenovoEMC Storage Connector”.
Lenovo has released and updated version that resolves these symptoms. If you wish to use LenovoEMC storage connector please install the version listed below (or later).
Version 188.8.131.52394 update for LenovoEMC Storage Connector: